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Dr. B Benjamin

MBBS, DCH, MD

Pediatrician, Chennai

44 Years Experience  ·  0 - 500 at clinic
Dr. B Benjamin MBBS, DCH, MD Pediatrician, Chennai
44 Years Experience  ·  0 - 500 at clinic
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. B Benjamin is one of the best Pediatricians in Teynampet, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 44 years of experience as a Pediatrician. He is a qualified MBBS, DCH, MD . You can consult Dr. B Benjamin at Sishu Clinic in Teynampet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. B Benjamin on Lybrate.com.

Lybrate.com has an excellent community of Pediatricians in India. You will find Pediatricians with more than 32 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Pediatricians online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

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Education
MBBS - Madras University - 1973
DCH - Madras University - 1977
MD - Madras University - 1978
Awards and Recognitions
Mrs. Mariaviakulam David Memorial Medal, Best Outgoing Medical Student
Thomas Dina Prize in Physiology
T.C.F. Silver Jubilee Gold Medal, Paediatric Prize Examination
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Mary Israel Prize in Medicine
Capt. Jaising Jadhav Memorial Prize, Best M.D (Paediatricics)
Professional Memberships
Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)
National Neonatology Forum, India
Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)

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Is cerelac is not good for baby health ,what should be given to 8 month baby in home made food?

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Is cerelac is not good for baby health ,what should be given to 8 month baby in home made food?
Semi solids which are home made. And has better calories. I. E. Rab sheera kheer khichdi mung water. Sattu. Modak. Yoghurt. Curd rice. Mashed potato. Mashed banana chiku. Idli upma. Ragi etc are better home made foods.
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I am giving ferradol on daily basis since 2 year for my 8 years old kid. Is this ok?

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hi, now you must stop giving ferradol. As any kind of supplements should not be taken more than 2 months unless it is advised by physician.
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I Am a pott spine tuberculosis patient treatment going since from 4 months and my daughter is 7months running now. As she is not at all taking my breastmilk from 1month she is crying a lot when iam making her to take my breast to give her feed but she is not at all taking please suggest me some trick so that she take my breast again as before because she is becoming thin by having only formula lactogen milk and cerelac.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Once you have stopped feeding from last one month, there is very little milk secretion. She must have stopped feeding on you because either milk was very less or u must be giving her bottle milk. There are some galactogauges which can increase ur milk production. If still she is not taking then u can express ur milk in a bowl and feed her with the spoon
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My baby is 2.5 month old. He feeds with bottle. please tell me what are the side effect of bottle if I properly sterilize the bottle before feed him.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
My baby is 2.5 month old. He feeds with bottle. please tell me what are the side effect of bottle if I properly steri...
Bottle feeding may result in diarrhoea, pneumonia, middle ear infection, gas accumulation, addiction etc. Bottle can be sterilised only if it's boiled for 20 minutes.
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5 Habits Parents Should Teach Their Children

DNB Paediatrics, DCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
5 Habits Parents Should Teach Their Children

Parents are responsible not only for the birth of the child, but also for their well-being. For children, their parents are their first teachers, who inculcate in them the right manners, attitudes and habits. Consequently, you too must be careful in deciding what habits and manners you pass down to your children. 

Some of the habits that you should teach your children are:

  1. Eating healthy food: Children always have the propensity to consume junks and avoid healthy food. It is the duty of the parents to correct this and teach their kids to eat healthy food. You must explain and elucidate the importance and nutritional value of eating healthy food. At the same time, the harm caused by the junk food must also be brought to their notice. You should introduce multiple fruits and green vegetables in the diet. Eating healthy food is a habit that reaps great benefits in the long run.
  2. Table manners: Children eating on their own generally create a mess. Therefore, you must teach your child the right table manners. When to use spoon or fork and what should be the etiquettes that must be observed while eating with a large group of people must be known to a child. You should begin to treat your child as a grown up as he or she sits at the table.
  3. Regular brushing of the teeth: The importance of teeth is most acutely felt with advanced age. Therefore, it is imperative that you teach your children to take good care of their teeth. You must educate your child about the necessity of good teeth and see to it that they brush daily and twice a day. Brushing in the morning as well as before going to sleep is equally important and the child must be aware of it.
  4. Early to bed: It is necessary for children to get adequate sleep. Therefore, you must make it a habit from the very start to put them to sleep early and see to it that that they get sufficient rest.
  5. Play outdoors: You must make it a habit for your children to play outside more often. Staying at home without any activity has serious repercussions like obesity and lethargy. Therefore, it is extremely important that children involve in sufficient physical activity.
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After baby birth I dint take care of myself and it resulted in obesity grade 2. I wanted a suggestion whether to go for gym/yoga/exercises? Which gives best results.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
After baby birth I dint take care of myself and it resulted in obesity grade 2. I wanted a suggestion whether to go f...
Dear lybrate user, its always good to start on your fitness program. Every step matters. Its never too late. Aim should be to do intensive cardio/aerobic exercises for at least an hour every day. Regular mat based yoga is too slow/light to give any significant weight loss benefits. Better to go to gym and do your own exercises. Or join zumba or aerobic classes. If you are going to gym you can follow following routine. #a. 5 minutes light warm up with side jumps and stretches. #b. 10 minutes treadmill with speeds from 6-8 kmph #c. 10 mins abs and stretches. #d. 10 mins cycling with speeds from 25-32 kmph. #e 5 mins. Light weights and dumbells #6.10 mins treadmill #7.10 mins stretches and abs crunches. Stay fit. Stay healthy. Stay happy.
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I am suffering from loo for last two or three days. Give me a proper suggestions to get out from loo.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, take Croton tig 30 , 3 drops twice daily . BC No. 08 , 5 tabs thrice daily. Take ORS solution to avoid Dehydration. Revert after 7 days.
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My child is getting cold always in winter but why it is for child not for elders?

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics
Pediatrician, Varanasi
My child is getting cold always in winter but why it is for child not for elders?
Resistance through an airway is inversally proportional to fourth power of radius (Bernoullie's principle). Children has narrow airway which make it more susceptible for wheezing. Also the immunity at extremes of ages is less making them both children and old aged people more susceptible for infections.
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Nasoclear should be given how many times a day & how many drops in each nostril to a 6 months baby.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Nasoclear should be given how many times a day & how many drops in each nostril to a 6 months baby.
Nasoclear is saline drops to moist nasal mucosa help in removing nasal block. 2-4 drops in both nostrils is advised 3-4 times a day.
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I have a chest tightness so where could be the the cause for that? I have CT scan report for chest it says followings Patchy fibrosis strands are noted in apical and posterior segments of right upper lobe with minimal traction of bronchiectasis and right apical pleural thickening Small patchy subpleural fibrosis strands r noted in apicoposterior segment of left upper lobe Thickening of bilateral inferior pulmonary ligaments with focal pleurodiaphragmatic adhesions.

Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Delhi
I have a chest tightness so where could be the the cause for that?
I have CT scan report for chest it says followings...
You previously had Tuberculosis which is healed now but left residual scarring. It has made your lungs weak and may be the cause of tightness. Otherwise there could be fresh infection or inflammation
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My daughter is 6 years old she has night bed wetting problem please tell me remedy.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Ghaziabad
Bed wetting can persist in some children for a long time. You have to make changes in her routine. There should be atleast 2-3 hour gap between dinner and bedtime. Do not give any fluids before bedtime. Time when she wets the bed (it usually occurs at a more or less fixed time after sleep), then wake her up just before that time to go the toilet. These simple steps usually help. Follow them and wait.
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My 10 months old daughter is not feeling well since yesterday. She has a little bit fever (99 temp). Should I give her some medicine or of will be automatically cured? Pp suggest.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Surat
My 10 months old daughter is not feeling well since yesterday. She has a little bit fever (99 temp). Should I give he...
Please keep regular record of her temperature and see if it's rising. You hv to watch for other symptoms like cough cold, vomiting, lethargy or rashes before proceeding with this temperature. I prefer symptomatic treatment and general care till the fever is low grade without any systemic involvement.
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My son is 2 years and 6 month old, he is very active, he can says words, identify color, since then he can't speak in sentence form. Could you suggest any ideas to speak as ours.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear Antony. Delay in speech is a developmental disorder. Speech delay is considered normal upto an age of 3 years. I suggest you to consult a child specialist and then a speech language therapist for further investigation and treatment. Take care.
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I have 2 month baby. She is on breast feed. We had sex yesterday without any precaution. Then I am much worried. Please suggest any tablet which we use for 72 hrs for contraceptive. Please suggest me.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have 2 month baby. She is on breast feed. We had sex yesterday without any precaution. Then I am much worried. Plea...
Hello, Lybrate user, conception is seldom, as menstrual cycle is retained upto six months during lactation period. However, pregnancy cannot be over ruled. You should go for a home pregnancy test to ascertain the exact position, please. Tk care.
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My six month old baby passes greenish watery stool 2 to 3 times a day but some times he passes normal stool. It is happening for the last 15 days. What should I do now? Please help.

DNB (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Amravati
My six month old baby passes greenish watery stool 2 to 3 times a day but some times he passes normal stool. It is ha...
It may be normal transition of stools. If your baby is not vomiting, has no fever and gaining weight then nothing to worry.
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My son aged 10 years have cough since yesterday. He coughed after 3 minutes one time .I am giving nebulizer treatment with 1.5 ml normal saline and 0.3 ml asthalin respules. Is any other cough syrup required.

MD Pediatrics
Pediatrician, Vadodara
First of all there should be wheeze before giving nebulization asthalin. It should not be given before medical consultation. Kindly visit a pediatrician to rule out urti and lrti or it is just allergic and seasonal.
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A baby with down syndrome can be cured permanantly. Child is unable to hold his head.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
A baby with down's syndrome also has IQ impairment and other congenital problems heart and blood abnormalities. They mood is pleasant and they are the happiest children. They like music and some children learn music as well.
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She is having a baby girl completed 1 year but her left leg is shorter than her right leg. What is the treatment can be taken for it and why it is?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
She is having a baby girl completed 1 year but her left leg is shorter than her right leg. What is the treatment can ...
Sometimes this is a genetic disease, have to see and observe the child. Sometimes she will become normal if there is no grave deformity. Else there may be surgical correction though difficult. You can ask me privately for regular consultaion and guidance.
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